Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
A flaw was found in the Linux's kernels ext4 file system when mounted
with a journal. A local, unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to
cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4086)
Sasha Levin discovered a flaw in the permission checking for device
assignments requested via the kvm ioctl in the Linux kernel. A local
user could use this flaw to crash the system causing a denial of
Stephan BÃ¤rwolf discovered a flaw in the KVM (kernel-based virtual
machine) subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local unprivileged user can
crash use this flaw to crash VMs causing a deny of service.
A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's cifs file system. An
unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-1090)
H. Peter Anvin reported a flaw in the Linux kernel that could crash
the system. A local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system.
A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's cgroups subset. A local
attacker could use this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2012-1146)
A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's handling of paged memory. A
local unprivileged user, or a privileged user within a KVM guest,
could exploit this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2012-1179)
Tetsuo Handa reported a flaw in the OOM (out of memory) killer of the
Linux kernel. A local unprivileged user can exploit this flaw to cause
system unstability and denial of services. (CVE-2012-4398).
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 58946 ()
Bugtraq ID: 50811513895194552197522745232452533
CVE ID: CVE-2011-4086CVE-2011-4347CVE-2012-0045CVE-2012-1090CVE-2012-1097CVE-2012-1146CVE-2012-1179CVE-2012-4398
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